Hanken & SSE Executive Education appoints Chief Operating Officer

Hanken & SSE Executive Education appoints Chief Operating Officer


Hanken & SSE Executive Education appoints Christel Tjeder as COO to further strengthen the company’s international business expertise and customer centricity


Helsinki, Finland 12 October 2016 – Hanken & SSE Executive Education has appointed Christel Tjeder M.Sc., as Chief Operating Officer to drive operational and financial performance. Christel Tjeder will head up the design team of program directors and project managers at Hanken & SSE Executive Education as well as be responsible for the faculty network.


With the addition of Christel in the Hanken & SSE Executive Education management team, it will further strengthen the company’s focus to boost and positively influence customer’s business performance through its service delivery.


Christel Tjeder has a strong international business background and experience from various Nordic executive roles. Christel has vast leadership team experience as well as coaching and change management experience. Most recently, Christel Tjeder held the role of Senior Manager Nordic & Ireland, HR & Communication at Whirlpool Nordic.


“We are increasingly working with customers who are headquartered outside of the Nordics and we also look to widen our international partnership network in the future, so we saw Christel’s vast international experience as a natural fit for us”, says Sari Salojärvi, CEO of Hanken & SSE Executive Education. “In the increasingly more international business environment we look to develop our leadership and operations to secure a successful service delivery to our customers also in the future”, Sari Salojärvi continues.


“I have been working with talent management and organizational development in a global corporation and I’m now excited to join this extremely professional and internationally recognized team”, says Christel Tjeder. “Together we will continue to develop programs and further support the improvement of sustainable business performance for our customers”, Christel Tjeder comments.


For more information


Sari Salojärvi

CEO, Adjunct Professor

Hanken & SSE Executive Education


+358 41 466 6064


About Hanken & SSE Executive Education


Hanken & SSE Executive Education delivers tailored world-class executive learning solutions designed to have a genuine business impact. We deliver programs globally through our extensive SSE network in the Nordics and Baltics. Hanken & SSE was founded in 2005 in Helsinki and is owned by two leading business schools Hanken School of Economics in Finland and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden.



CEO Sari Salojärvi, COO Christel Tjeder and Business Director Johanna Korpia